Seonna Hong, Caroline Hwang & Saelee Oh
“I Know What You're Thinking...”
Exhibition: March 18 through April 11, 2009
Reception: Wednesday, March 18th, 7 to 9 pm
together by years of friendship, an appreciation for alternate materials
such as fabric, wallpaper, cut outs and yarn, and an intense interest
in human communication (and miscommunication), Seonna Hong, Caroline Hwang
and Saelee Oh will take over Sloan Fine Art for their three-person exhibition
"I Know What You’re Thinking…"
While Seonna Hong’s paintings exude nostalgia and whimsy, they are
equally sophisticated, soulful and elegantly rendered. Having mounted
several successful solo exhibitions – at Kaikai Kiki Gallery in
Tokyo, Oliver Kamm/5BE in New York, the Knoxville Museum of Art in TN
and sixpsace in Los Angeles – Hong takes this opportunity to further
explore her love of collaboration and mixed media in several large and
small scale two-dimensional pieces and site-specific installation. Hong,
also an Emmy Award winning animation art director and the author of the
children’s book “Animus,” lives and works in Los Angeles.
Brooklyn-based Caroline Hwang is known for elaborate stitched and quilted
work made from fabric, thread and paint. For her current series, she appropriates
and reinterprets the nautical flag system, humanizing their imagery and
messages with the ideas, issues and predicaments that challenge us all
in our daily lives. She will be exhibiting a collection of new “flags”
alongside smaller flag-inspired works and at least one site-specific installation.
Hwang has exhibited at galleries including New Image Art in Los Angeles,
Beaver Projects in Copenhagen, Cinders in Brooklyn, Clementine in New
York and Giant Robot in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
With her delicate painted and cut paper pieces and intricate constructions,
Saelee Oh embraces a feminine aesthetic and fanciful palette without sacrificing
serious ideas. Often incorporating found objects (including one exhibition
in which she utilized tampon disposal bags stolen from a ladies room)
and elements found in nature such as live plants, sticks and rocks, Oh
tells stories of connectedness, alienation, identity and female empowerment.
Her work has been exhibited at the Riverside Art Museum, the Santa Monica
Museum of Art, New Image Art and Tinlark in Los Angeles and Giant Robot
in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, among others. For this exhibition
she will exhibit new two- and three-dimensional works.
(left to right):
Seonna Hong, “Lazy Susan of Rage No. 4,” 2009, mixed media,
8 x 10 in.
Caroline Hwang, “Stop Instantly,” 2008, mixed media, 30 x
Saelee Oh, “Wolf Mountain,” 2008, watercolor & acrylic
on paper, 15 x 11 in.